Clear your mind when you work out…

Clear your mind when you work out…

One of the best ways to relieve stress is to exercise, but I have done a few observations when I work out in the gym.

When most of them work out, they are either huffing and puffing and watching the television or are in deep thinking probably what they will need to do later after the work out or have worried expressions which really scare me, whether they are going to collapse. Most of them enter with brooding expressions because they have been asked to lose weight.

I feel they are getting more stressed than being relieved from stress.

Enjoy your work out!!! You have to lose weight more than pleasing someone but for your own self. You get healthy remember!!

Clear your mind when you work out. Do not plan for the day when you work out in the morning or do not review the day if you work out in the evening. Take a break from work, home and family. Feel what is happening to you when you work, concentrate on the muscles which you are working on.

I really hate the Television monitors attached to the treadmill as you do not know what you are doing. If you are on a work out on the treadmill which modifies the elevation, jerky movements can occur as you are not concentrating on the movement, ending up with knee injuries.

Avoid watching cookery shows which can activate your taste buds and make you dream about the junk food and end up eating it on the way home from the gym o simply raid the fridge on reaching home.

So switch off the Tv monitors and concentrate and run on the tread mill. You will know when to stop, when to push the limits and whether the right muscles is working or not.

Do not look at others who you feel have better physiques than you and compare your self. Relax, you will reach there soon enough. Look at them positively. Do not discuss diets and feel low if you are not doing too good. just increase your efforts.

Quit complaining and start enjoying. Listen to your body and feel the difference.

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India. She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows. She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore. Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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